Roadmap

MFA in Television, Film, and Theatre: Writing, Acting, Production 

The TVFT Option roadmaps below have been created to help you plan your degree.  Please remember that it is your responsibility to complete all graduation requirements listed in the University Catalog and meet annually with your option head to ensure you are making progress toward your degree.  Click here for Specific Course Descriptions.  

Fall Year 1

Writing 

Acting 

Production

TVFT 5100 Immersion: Theatre  3 TVFT 5100 Immersion: Theatre  3 TVFT 5100 Immersion: Theatre  3
TVFT 5101 Immersion: Theatre Practicum 3 TVFT 5101 Immersion: Theatre Practicum 3 TVFT 5101 Immersion: Theatre Practicum 3
TVFT 5105 Dramatic Structure I: Theater 3 TVFT 5141 Movement I: Modern Dance 2 TVFT 5105 Dramatic Structure I: Theater 3
TVFT 5120 Playwriting 1 (One Act) 3 TVFT 5151 Voice I 2 TVFT 5180

Visual Concepts in Theatrical Design

3
TVFT 5161 Acting Studio I 2 TVFT 5161 Acting Studio I 2 TVFT 5161 Acting Studio I 2
SEMESTER TOTAL 14 SEMESTER TOTAL 12 SEMESTER TOTAL 14

Spring Year 1

Writing 

Acting 

Production

TVFT 5110 Immersion: Film/TV  3 TVFT 5110 Immersion: Film/TV  3 TVFT 5110 Immersion: Film/TV  3
TVFT 5111 Immersion:  Film/TV Practicum 3 TVFT 5111 Immersion:  Film/TV Practicum 3 TVFT 5111 Immersion:  Film/TV Practicum 3
TVFT 5115 Dramatic Structure II: Film/TV 3 TVFT 5142 Movement II 2 TVFT 5115 Dramatic Structure II: Film/TV 3
TVFT 5225 Writer's Workshop: Playwriting 3 TVFT 5152 Voice II 2 TVFT 5190 Directing: Stage 3
TVFT 5133 Development: Film/ TV 3 TVFT 5162 Acting Studio II 2 TVFT 5281 Sound Recording/Design 3
SEMESTER TOTAL 15 SEMESTER TOTAL 12 SEMESTER TOTAL 15

Fall Year 2

Writing

Acting

Production

TVFT 5113 Dramaturgy 3 TA 5410 Theories of Acting 3 TVFT 5290 Directing: Film/TV 3
TVFT 5121 TV Spec: Sitcom 3 TVFT 5143 Movement III 2 TVFT 5172 Producing for Film/TV 3
TVFT 5221 Film Writing: Short 3 TVFT 5253 Voice III 2 TVFT 5280 Cinematography/ Lighting 3
TVFT 5222 TV Spec: Drama  3 TVFT 5263 Acting Studio III 2 TVFT 5282 Editing/Graphics/Effects 3
      TVFT 5265 Acting for the Camera 3      
SEMESTER TOTAL 12 SEMESTER TOTAL 12 SEMESTER TOTAL 12

Spring Year 2

Writing

Acting

Production

TVFT 5200 Directing: Approaches and Practices 3 TVFT 5200 Directing: Approaches and Practices 3 TVFT 5200 Directing: Approaches and Practices 3
TVFT 5265 Acting for Camera 3 TVFT 5265 Acting for Camera  3 TVFT 5265 Acting for Camera 3
TVFT 5226/27

Writer's Workshop:

Pilot or Feature

3

TVFT 5244 Stage Combat 2 TVFT 5295 Motion Picture Production 3
      TVFT 5420 Viewpoints  2 TVFT 5170

Theatrical

Production and Management 
3
SEMESTER TOTAL 9 SEMESTER TOTAL 10 SEMESTER TOTAL 12

Fall Year 3

Writing

Acting

Production

TVFT 5650 Thesis Writing Prep 3 TVFT 5650 Thesis Writing Prep 3 TVFT

5650

Thesis Writing Prep

3
TVFT 5300/ 5581 Internship/ Production Activity 2

TVFT 5300/

5581

Internship/ Production Activity 2

TVFT 5300/

5581

Internship/ Production Activity

2
TVFT 5995 Thesis Project  2 TVFT 5995 Thesis Project 2

TVFT 5995

Thesis Project

2
TVFT 5530 Pitching 2 TVFT 5366 Acting: Classical  2      
SEMESTER TOTAL 9 SEMESTER TOTAL 9 SEMESTER TOTAL 7

Spring Year 3

Writing

Acting

Production

TVFT 5990 Thesis Project 1 TVFT 5990 Thesis Project 1 TVFT 5995 Thesis Project 1
TVFT 5202 Surviving the Industry 2 TVFT 5202 Surviving the Industry 2 TVFT 5202 Surviving the Industry 2
SEMESTER TOTAL 3 SEMESTER TOTAL 3 SEMESTER TOTAL 3

OTHER Requirements

Writing

Acting

Production 

  Elective 5 TVFT 5100 Performance Requirement 2   Elective  4
      Elective 7      
  TOTAL 5   TOTAL 9   TOTAL 4

PROGRAM TOTAL

67

PROGRAM TOTAL

67

PROGRAM TOTAL

67